A British man on a fishing excursion in Florida got more than he bargained for when he accidentally caught a 13-foot long sawfish.

Ian Atherton, from Lancashire, was on board a Fin & Fly charters boat and was hoping to catch a shark by using bluefish as bait.

Feeling a tug on his rod he assumed he'd caught one until a huge hedge trimmer-like figure emerged.

The sawfish (given the name because of its huge dagger nose) are officially endangered, and they successfully managed to free it back into the water.

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